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Bob's Kick-Butt Burger

This burger is not for the faint-of heart. This is a burger that will make you sit up and take notice! Spicy, rich, full of texture, with enough food-groups combined to make one fine tasting meal! I came across this one by accident when my son couldn't decide what he wanted for dinner. I started taking things out of the refrigerator, pantry, and cupboards and when I had thrown them all together, he exclaimed that dad had made the finest burger ever made. It’s now my standard and every time we have someone over, they say the same thing - “Bob, that’s a butt-kicking burger!

Ingredients 

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound HOT Italian sausage, ground
1 medium onion, chopped fine
5 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
2 jalepeno peppers, chopped fine 
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoons coarse sea salt
1 Tablespoon coarse black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Whole-wheat buns

Instructions 

Combine ground beef, sausage, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, chopped onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, mustard and Worcestershire sauce in large bowl. Using hands, mix until all ingredients are fully integrated. Add grated cheddar cheese and fold into mixture until cheese is evenly distributed, but do not over mix. Best to let mixture sit in a covered container inside refrigerator for 24 hours to let flavors fully marry, but can be used immediately if you just can't wait. Form into 4 to 5 meaty burgers and grill on a hot BBG Grill. Serve on a wholesome whole-wheat bun with your favorite condiment - which you may find to be totally unnecessary after you taste these beauties - and a nice glass of your favorite wine! Heaven on Earth!

Comments 

I've experimented with numerous ingredients and perhaps a hundred variations to try to improve upon perfection. This rather simple recipe just can't be beat! We serve it with a nice Greek salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese and fresh basil thrown together with a touch of Balsamic vinegar and olive oil and our meal is complete. Makes me hungry just thinking of it! Enjoy!!